TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Logan Woodside threw for 361 yards to become Toledo’s career passing leader, and the Rockets beat Northern Illinois, 27-17, on Thursday night.
Woodside’s 31-yard completion to Darryl Richards in the third quarter broke Bruce Gradkowski’s record of 9,225 from 2002-05. Woodside sits at 9,288 yards.
Terry Swanson became the seventh Rocket to go over 3,000 yards rushing in a career. His third touchdown of the game extended Toledo’s lead to 24-14 with 4:03 left in the third.
Toledo went on an 11-play drive to make it 27-17 and on NIU’s next possession, Trevon Mathis made his second interception of the game with 7:01 remaining.
Swanson had 116 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries for Toledo (8-1, 5-0 Mid-American Conference). Diontae Johnson made five catches for 131 yards in the first half, including an 89-yarder, and finished with 166 yards.
NIU (6-3, 4-1) started the second half with an 80-yard scoring drive, capped by Marcus Childers’ 1-yard run for a 14-10 lead. But Toledo answered with Swanson’s 13-yard touchdown run.
Childers was 23-of-43 passing with two interceptions for NIU.
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